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Indirect Category Manager

Company: balchem
Location: Montvale
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

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Balchem Corporation develops, manufactures and markets specialty ingredients that improve and enhance the health and well-being of life on the planet, providing state-of-the-art solutions and the finest quality products for a range of industries worldwide. Our corporate headquarters is located in New Hampton, New York, (Hudson Valley area) and we have a broad network of sales offices, manufacturing sites, and R&D centers, primarily located in the US and Europe. Founded in 1967, Balchem is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ - BCPC) with annual revenues over $700 million and a market cap exceeding $4.0 billion. The company consists of three business segments: Human Nutrition & Health; Animal Nutrition & Health; and Specialty Products. Balchem employs over 1,400 people worldwide who are engaged in diverse activities, committed to developing the company into global market leadership positions. To learn more about our dynamic, stable and growing company, visit www.balchem.com

Under the supervision of the Purchasing Manager - Capital & Indirect, the Indirect Category Manager will in general be responsible for strategic execution of sourcing and procurement functions company-wide for the assigned indirect categories.

  • Adheres to approved policies and procedures to ensure that the assigned procurement functions are accomplished consistent with Corporate operational and financial standards and within nationally recognized purchasing practices.
  • Operates in strict adherence within Corporate guidelines on business ethics and safety policies.
  • Maintains and leverages subject matter expertise to directly impact the profitability and productivity of the organization.
  • Develops, presents, and actions corporate level indirect category procurement and sourcing strategies.
  • Assists in the development and standardization of product and services portfolios across all business entities.
  • Negotiates Master Purchase Agreements providing a strategic advantage for the organization. Utilizes subject matter expertise and industry best practices to measure, manage, and improve supplier performance including but not limited to cost and risk reduction, improved quality, on-time delivery, technology acquisition.
  • Supports stakeholders with vendor market analysis and supplier landscape studies to ensure qualified and acceptable vendors are included in the RFx processes.
  • Manages the RFx processes (RFI/RFP/RFQ) with suppliers in support of stakeholder requirements as needed.
  • Works with management stakeholders to establish baselines for budget and cost saving targets for assigned categories.
  • Ensures sourcing activities employ approved vendors in consideration of company-wide supplier compression objectives.
  • Utilizes effective administration of the purchasing system, using current ERP, document management, and purchasing information systems.
  • Supports and provides guidance to local buyers, engineers, plant managers, and other stakeholders in purchases of assigned categories as needed.
  • Drives utilization of tools and techniques that align to standardized processes.
  • Follows and enforces all safety policies and procedures including use of safety equipment (PPE) and equipment safeguards.
  • Works to advance and promote the safety culture of the site.
  • Monitors Supplier performance and maintains appropriate files to ensure suppliers are aware of their performance.
  • Develops influential and positive stakeholder relationships across the group.
  • May act as a delegate for the Purchasing Manager - Capital Equipment & Indirect in specifically assigned activities.
  • May manage other purchasing employees as part of assigned scope.


    • Minimum ten (10) years of indirect materials and services strategic sourcing and procurement experience in manufacturing environments. Chemical industry experience a plus.
    • Prefer a Bachelor's Degree in engineering or business.
    • Ability to communicate professionally with people at all levels of the organization and external contacts.
    • Ability to influence and build consensus within cross-functional project management teams.
    • Proficient with MRP/ERP systems.
    • Proficient with MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project, Visio.
    • Solid decision-making skills.

      Balchem is committed to a workplace culture that values and promotes diversity, inclusion, equal employment opportunities, and a work environment free of harassment and hostility.PI202021121

Keywords: balchem, Yonkers , Indirect Category Manager, Executive , Montvale, New York

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